This weekend is the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Viewed by many as music's biggest night, the telecast has been home to lifelong icons finally getting their due, musical phenomenons explode and some of the most shocking moments in broadcast television history. As great as the former are, it's the unpr ... More >>
The '90s may be long gone, but not OC's infamous, lunatic eyewear brand
UPDATE, March 16, 5:15 pm.: It's being widely reported that Jason Rusell, co-founder of Invisible Childen and narrator of KONY 2012, was arrested yesterday morning in San Diego for masturbating in public.[Editor's Note: No, we're not making this up. Yes, this is the weirdest update to a film rev ... More >>
Mutya BoseSinead O ConnorThe El Rey TheaterFeb. 20, 2012 Sinead O'Connor cuts a tragic figure. When she debuted The Lion and the Cobra in 1987 she blew everyone away with her anger, passion and intensity. Twenty-five years later, her extreme antics (tearing up a photo of the Pope, getting ordaine ... More >>
The Simpsons' 500th episode is upon us. As tempted as I am to write about my favorite minor characters, couch gags, and guest stars, I suspect you're getting your fill of bloggers' opinions. Instead, I've collected comments from the show's writers, artists, and crew (past and present) about us, t ... More >>
Though there have been rumblings for some time, Bruce Springsteen and what's left of the E Street Band will be returning to Southern California for the first time since 2009's Working on A Dream tour. Springsteen will be playing at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on April 26 with tickets to go on-sa ... More >>
Newsong was on its way to becoming Orange County's next big megachurch—then its pastor decided to pull back and go small
Surely you've heard of U2, which means I don't need to tell you who they are. If you don't, there's this thing called Google. Give it a shot.Anyway, this band U2 is playing tonight and Saturday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim and lots of yuppies who go to one concert every four years are very excited ... More >>
Tag, You're It is Heard Mentality's new weekly interview feature. The concept is simple: One local artist picks another local artist to interview, then the interviewee becomes the interviewer of an artist of his or her choice in the following week's issue. Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyBilly KernkampMy ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseDaniel KesslerBefore Interpol goes onstage for their sold-out show at Fox Theater Pomona tonight, Daniel Kessler, the band's intrepid guitarist, answers a few questions. It's interesting that Kessler is more verbose than his stage persona lets on. But whether talking about Interpo ... More >>
Cassandra Peterson is pushing 60 and still Mistress of the Dark
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
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